Thursday, August 12, 2010

Treat Tube Challenge from Kim Score

I love to visit blogs of really talented stamping artists and I love punch art, I don't do that much of it, but I really admire some of the awesome work that can be created using punched shapes. Well this week one such artist issued a challenge to turn her gingerbread treat tube holder into our own personal design using the base instructions for the tube. So here is my end result:

Pretty damn cool hey!!! Even if I do say so myself. I confess to the idea of making a cannon barrel as not entirely being my own - I made up the tube in scrap card stock and was holding it and musing on it as you do and DH came to see what I was up to and we entered into one of those what could you make with this conversations (some bizarre and funny suggestions were bandied about, but then we settled on making a cannon). Thanks to Google I managed to get some half decent pictures of what a cannon should look like and I went from there. I actually extended the tube from the base design to be 5" by 5" in size as the original tube was a bit short for a cannon barrel. The carriage is cut entirely from one piece and the wood effect was done with a marker pen and sponge (I am so waiting for the new woodgrain stamp to be released in Australia in about 2 weeks time!).  I even went shopping for gob stoppers to be the cannon balls, but apparently they don't sell them in our supermarket and I had to settle for chocolate orange balls instead. The good thing is that you can fill the entire barrel with the chocolate orange balls and it doesn't tip over as the designer brads counterweight it nicely!

Card stock: Soft suede, brushed silver, basic black.
Ink: Chocolate chip pad & marker
Accessories: Star designer brads, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch, vintage black brads, 1/16" handheld hole punch, 3/4" hold punch, fancy flower extra large punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge.

Of course whilst taking photos of the cannon to upload to my blog, DH raided our sons Lego Duplo box and added a few extra props...........

Too funny - loved the challenge & the original idea that Kim had for the treat tube, thanks for visiting!


  1. this is awesome hilarious! I see this as an AWESOME kid's party favor. Can you tilt the cannon downward to spill the candies out? Looks like you can tilt it with the brad holding it in place? LOVE this idea and so funny with the little lego pirates added.

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! this is amazing Ann, what a fantastic cannon, I bet G love's it. This is defenitely going on display at our event. Well done and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. Inky hugs from Char xx

  3. Thanks ladies - it was all in fun. The barrel can tilt to let the cannon balls fall out, for more practicality around young ones I was thinking of covering it with a piece of acetate for gift giving or in transit and making the whole top of it removeable to access the treats.....

  4. This is absolutley brillent. What a great idea. Very clever with the little lego men.

  5. What a clever use for this template! The props add a great visual!

  6. I can't think of anything to say other than WOW! This is the best Tube Challenge yet and they are all good. Thanks for sharing.